What are the requirements to be a practicing pharmacist?

How many years of college are needed and what type of degree? Also, What type of residency is required, if any?

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  • Lea
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    A minimum of 6 years of education, 2-4 years of prereqs and 4 years of pharmacy school. You will need a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Residency is not currently required to become a practicing pharmacy. You just need to pass two licensing exams after graduation.

    Source(s): pharmacy student
  • 1 decade ago

    A degree. Look up Xavier University in New Orleans. It turns out some of the best pharmacists in the country.

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